August 2nd, 2020

church online home guide

Welcome to our Church Online Home Guide. Our Home Guide is to provide you with tips, best practices, and a discussion guide to make the most of your online experience. You can lead and pastor your home by creating healthy habits when you take part.

These ideas may vary depending on your home dynamic. This is meant to be a helpful guide so you can get the most out of your time at home. Prepare, Participate, Process.

before Service: Prepare

Plan the best time to watch service. We offer experiences throughout the day.

  • 10AM / 12PM / 2PM / 5PM ESP/ 7PM EST
  • Join others on ZOOM during our 10AM & 12PM services.
  • Decide with those in your home the time you will watch.

Have a child between the ages of 2 - 11? There’s a service for them, too!

  • Stream anytime
  • Plan out the time that works best for your children to view their VOUS Kids experience.
VOUS Kids Online

Send the invite!

  • Share the time you are watching church online with friends.
  • If you are comfortable with having a few people in your home, you can invite them to join with you in person. But please follow the guidelines of your city and state.

Create a distraction-free environment.

  • Set your phone aside or silence notifications
  • Have your Bible, notebook, pen ready

During Service: Participate

Go from Spectator to Participator.

  • Engage in worship: Stand up and sing out loud.
  • Partner: Give an offering, sign up to serve, visit our virtual connect corner.
  • Interact with the message: Open your bible, take notes, comment in the chat.

After Service: Process

If you or someone with you decides to follow Jesus, take a moment to pray. Take some next steps by connecting to "I have decided".

I Have Decided
  • Use the discussion guide below to review sermon notes with your group or on your own
  • If you live alone, Zoom a friend and discuss
  • Share your experience

home discussion guide

Watching Church Online with Others?

Below is a guide to exploring the sermon further with a group:

  • After watching the sermon, review the discussion with your group.
  • Pick a different leader each week, it’s a great way to participate.

Watching Church Online Solo?

Here's how you can explore the sermon further on an individual level:

  • Review the discussion guide and journal your thoughts based on the sermon.
  • Optional: If possible, identify a friend(s) that you can share the sermon with virtually, then meet with them during the week via Zoom to go over the discussion.
Pastor DawnChere Wilkerson

Day By Day: The Power of Solitude

introduction

Reflect

Ask everyone to share their favorite moments from service.  
What phrase or moment did they relate to the most?  
Review your notes.

scripture

Read the Scripture aloud
MATTHEW 14:23

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

Scripture Reflection

(choose one or all)

What did you notice about this passage?  

What did this passage teach you? 

How are you challenged to live differently?

How can you apply this scripture to your day to day life?

Proverbs 23:7
Romans 12:2
Joshua 1:8
Psalm 63:6
Psalm 119:148
Matthew 14:13

Discussion Questions

Solitude is a pressing into a solitary focus, not simply running away from everything. 

How are you pausing and pondering? 

What are some ways you can implement moments of solitude into your schedule?

How are you choosing to pause, plan, and press in?


how to press in guide

LISTEN
Get quiet and listen.
Learn to hear it. Once you learn to hear HIS VOICE you can hear it anywhere.
You don’t talk over the teacher if you actually want to be taught.

READ
Get in the Word.
Figure out the way that you take in the word of God BEST.

REFLECT
To reflect is to think deeply and carefully.
You reflect to remember.
Another interpretation states that selah comes from the
Hebrew word “Salah” - which essentially means “to measure”.

RECORD
Write it down/ Journal.
Speak it out/ Create voice memos.

prayer

Take a moment to pray as you close out your reflection time.

resources & Announcements

Back to School Drive

As we gear up for our next I Love My City outreach, we'll be preparing for our annual Back to School Drive.


Help us equip students in our local community with a backpack filled with supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. Purchase school supplies from our Target Wish List and items will be shipped directly to VOUS!

TARGET WISHLIST

Growth Track Online

Growth Track is happening via Facebook every Sunday. Sign up at vouschurch.com/growth-track

VOUS Conference 2021

Secure your spot, get your tickets for VOUS Conference 2021.

http://vousconference.com/

Apply to VOUS College

Champion your calling for ministry and the marketplace by applying to VOUS College today

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Stay up to date with VOUS Church

We’re loving our neighbors by protecting our neighbors and meeting online for a time. Keep informed on VOUS Church events, services, and resources at vouschurch.com/updates

Invite A friend

You can see someone’s life changed by a simple act. Take a moment and invite a friend to church this weekend.